History gets a facelift in East Rockaway


The Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook celebrated National Historic Marker Day two weeks ago in East Rockaway by holding a cleanup in the two communities.

The annual event is organized by the William G Pomeroy foundation to bring awareness to local historical markers. Not only does the foundation help to preserve local history, it is dedicated to improving the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients.

The society received two grants from the foundation in the past. The first was in honor of Henri Charpentier, dubbed the first real celebrity chef, whose world famous restaurant one stood on the East Rockaway-Lynbrook border on Scranton Avenue

The second grant was for a marker honoring Dave Push, a well-known boat captain who lived nearby in the late 19th early century.

For more information, visit hserl.com.